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31 Steve Cishek RP
Height/Weight: 6-6/217 | Birthdate: 6/18/1986 | Birthplace: Falmouth, MA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Miami | College: None | MLB Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 35/14 | Average Draft Position: 149.26
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Marlins RP Steve Cishek leaves game after being hit on leg


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Marlins pitcher Steve Cishek was forced to leave Friday's game against the Orioles after taking a comebacker off his leg, reports MASNsports.com.

Cishek entered in the sixth inning and allowed two hits over 2/3 innings before leaving with the injury.


Marlins reliever Steve Cishek picks up another loss on Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Marlins relief pitcher Steve Cishek allowed one run on three hits in his two innings of work in Miami's 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks in 13 innings on Monday.

Cishek allowed a single to Chris Owings, who the stole second and reached third on a groundout by Tuffy Gosewich. Cishek then gave up the go-ahead run when David Peralta blasted an RBI double to right field. 

"It's just really unexplainable," he said to Associated Press. "I felt like I was throwing the best I've thrown all year."

Cishek, who lost his role as the team's closer on Monday, is now 1-4 with an 8.22 ERA in 15 1/3 innings of work this season.


Marlins manager Dan Jennings: A.J. Ramos is our closer


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) New Marlins manager Dan Jennings is starting to shake things up a bit. On Monday, he said the team will go with A.J. Ramos as the team's closer while Steve Cishek works through his issues, according to FOX Sports Florida. 

Cishek has already blown four saves this season and blowing four saves all of last season. Ramos has a 0.95 ERA with 24 strikeouts and one save in 19 innings of work this season.


Marlins reliever Steve Cishek says he'll shift to pitch earlier innings


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Marlins reliever Steve Cishek said that he will shift from the closer's role to pitch in earlier innings, reports MLB.com.

Cishek has struggled this season, already blowing four saves, including the Marlins' last two games, and has an ERA of 10.32.

Cishek said he's healthy and that he needs to fix his mechanics.

The right hander saved 39 games in 43 opportunities last season, posting a 3.17 ERA.

Marlins expected to move to closer by committee


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) After a second straight blown save for closer Steve Cishek, Marlins manager Mike Redmond is planning to make some changes, according to MLB.com.

Redmond noted he will mix and match his relievers in the ninth inning with Cishek, A.J. Ramos, Bryan Morris and Mike Dunn seeing time.

"Shrek [Cishek] has done a tremendous job for us, but at the end of the day, it's about winning games," Redmond said.

Cishek has now blown four saves this season.

"This is about as low as I can get," Cishek said. "This is a huge trial in my life right now, obviously, career-wise. I've always found a way to get out of it. I'm waiting for that time to come."

Miami has blown three saves are their current road-trip.

"It's tough to win in the big leagues, and when you get late leads, you've got to be able to lock them down," Redmond said. "Against a team like the Dodgers, they have so many weapons, great pitching. You know you're not going to get a lot off those guys. To have a lead in the ninth, you've got to be able to finish them."


Marlins' Steve Cishek blows save during Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Marlins pitcher Steve Cishek failed to close another game during Monday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.

Cishek entered the ninth inning with a one-run lead and he gave up a three-run home run to Scott Van Slyke, which ended the game. Cishek is now 3 for 7 in save opportunities this season and his ERA now stands at 10.43.

"This is about as low as I can get," Cishek said. "This is a huge trial in my life right now, obviously, career-wise. I've always found a way to get out of it. I'm waiting for that time to come."


Marlins' Steve Cishek blows third save in sixth opportunity Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/10/2015) Marlins closer Steve Cishek (1-2) blew his third save of the season in six opportunities Sunday, coughing up a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning to take the loss against the Giants.

Cishek struck out the first batter of the inning but then, after loading the bases with two hits and an intentional walk, walked in the tying run and surrendered the game-winning run on a hit to shortstop Matt Duffy.

"I felt like I had good command of my fastball down and away," Cishek said to MLB.com. "I felt confident putting him away with it. Stupid pitch, really. Usually, I put them away with my slider. I can't second-guess myself now, I guess. It really needs to be a better executed pitch."

Cishek's ERA spiked to 8.18 after Sunday's outing.

"I don't want to push the panic button now and try to reset everything," Cishek said. "Keep plugging away and grinding. Things can only get better from here."


Marlins closer Steve Cishek preserves one-run lead for save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Closer Steve Cishek allowed one hit and struck out two in the ninth inning Tuesday to preserve the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the Nationals and collect the save.

The save was Cishek's third in five opportunities this season.

Scouts showing concern over Marlins' Steve Cishek's velocity


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Scouts have expressed some concern over Marlins closer Steve Cishek's fastball, clocked at 88-90 mph this week, which is a low for him, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Friday.

Cishek, who notched 34 saves in 2013 and 39 in 2014, is off to a slow start after the first month of the season. He has converted two of four save opportunities, with a 9.82 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP and 7:4 K:BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings pitched in April.


Steve Cishek saves Marlins' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Marlins closer Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless ninth to save Tuesday's win over the Mets. 

Cishek allowed one walk and struck out one to earn his second save of the year. He lowered his ERA to 9.82. 


Marlins closer Steve Cishek blows save, picks up loss Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Marlins closer Steve Cishek had a game to forget in Miami's 3-1 loss to the Mets Monday. Cishek came on in the ninth with a 1-0 lead over the Mets, who were unable to put anything together offensively through eight innings.

Cishek allowed a lead off double to Juan Lagares before walking Lucas Duda. After forcing a pop out, Cishek gave up the big one, a three-run home run to Daniel Murphy to give New York a 3-1 lead and the eventual win.

Cishek, now 0-1 with one save, ballooned his ERA to 11.37 on the season.


Marlins' Steve Cishek strikes out two in nonsave situation Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Marlins closer Steve Cishek racked up two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 6-2 win over the Nationals Sunday.

Cishek was rocked in his first outing of the season and allowed one run in his subsequent appearance but has since pitched four perfect innings while recording three strikeouts. However, he owns just one save this season while posting a 8.44 ERA and 4:2 K:BB ratio in 5 1/3 innings.


Marlins closer Steve Cishek retires out side for first save of season


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) Marlins closer Steve Cishek recorded his first save of the season on Friday, retiring out the side in order against the Nationals.

"The first one is always the toughest I feel like," Cishek said to the Miami Herald. "[The diving stop Prado made for the first out in the ninth Friday] was an unbelievable play. I hung a slider and it kind of backed up on me. [Yunel] Escobar put a good swing on it. I turned around and saw the ball sitting on the ground after [Prado] stopped it. He picked it up and threw him out. That fires you up."

Cishek's season got off to a rocky start, allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings (32.73 ERA). But he's now thrown three straight scoreless innings to lower his ERA to 10.38.


Marlins' Steve Cishek still waiting for first save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Marlins closer Steve Cishek pitched a perfect ninth inning on Wednesday, but he's still looking for his first save of the year.

The Marlins have won just three games, and two have been by leads too big to give Cishek a save situation. The third was a tenth-inning walk-off win.

Cishek blew a save in his only opportunity. His ERA is currently 19.29, down from 108.00 after his first appearance and 33.75 after his second.   


Marlins' Steve Cishek unable to hold late lead vs. Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) The struggles continued for Marlins closer Steve Cishek on Friday. He was charged with a blown save after allowed one run on two hits in one inning. He struck out one.

Cishek, who registered 39 saves last season, allowed a leadoff double to Brandon Guyer, who eventually scored the game-tying run on a groundout. He lowered his ERA from 108.00 to 33.75 despite being charged with his first blown save of the season on Friday.

"I felt really good tonight, like 30 times better than I did the other night. I thought I made good pitches," Cishek said, per the Sun Sentinel. "Can't do anything about that. Hats off to Guyer. He put good wood on it, shot it down the line, legged it out and from there, they just kept battling. Scrappy inning for them. Really nothing I could do about it. I felt like I went out there with my best stuff."


Marlins' Cishek on 108.00 ERA: All that matters to me is saves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Marlins closer Steve Cishek isn't concerned after struggling in a non-save situation Tuesday against the Braves. Cishek was charged with four runs in one-third of an inning during a 12-2 loss.

“It didn’t even matter," Cishek said, per The Palm Beach Post. "The game was out of hand. If we were winning that would be an issue. I just didn’t have my good stuff. It wasn’t a lack of focus."

Cishek has a 108.00 ERA following his disastrous outing, but he also isn't concerned about that number.

“All that matters to me is the saves number,” he said. “That means we win ballgames.”


Marlins P Steve Cishek has terrible outing in 12-2 loss to Braves


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Marlins pitcher Steve Cishek only pitched one-third of an inning on Tuesday in a 12-2 loss to the Braves. The right-hander gave up four earned runs on two hits and two walks. He finished the day with an ERA of 108.00. 

Marlins' Steve Cishek hoping to stay strong all season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Marlins closer Steve Cishek is hoping to remain strong all season after suffering some fatigue in 2014, according to the Miami Herald

"This off season I really wanted to rest up," Cishek said. "Last year was a grind for me. I started off throwing a lot in the beginning to middle of the year and got into a rut, kind of ran out of gas for a second." 

In order to combat that fatigue, Cishek said he wanted to ensure he had a strong offseason. "This off-season I wanted to make sure I got in the proper work to handle the workload and be able to perform well from start to finish."

The 28-year-old is coming off a season in which he posted a 3.17 ERA over 65 1/3 innings. While Cishek expressed concern about fatigue, he was actually better in the second half of the season. Cishek saw his strikeout rate jump, walk rate fall and posted a 2.33 ERA in 27 innings during the second half. He had one rough stretch in June, when he allowed nine runs over seven appearances, but was otherwise strong all season. He'll enter the year set to resume his duties as the team's closer. 

Marlins avoid arbitration with Alvarez, Gordon, Cishek


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Marlins and starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a $4 million salary for 2015, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

They also avoided arbitration with shortstop Dee Gordon and closer Steve Cishek. Gordon is set to make $2.5 million and Cishek will make $6.65 million in 2015.


Report: Marlins not looking to extend Steve Cishek


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) The representative for Marlins relief pitcher Steve Cishek broached the idea of a multiyear deal with the team, but the Marlins prefer to move year-to-year with the closer, the Miami Herald reports.

Cishek racked up 39 saves in his second full season as the team's closer in 2014 while posting a 3.17 ERA and 84:21 K:BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings. He's eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason and is scheduled to reach free agency after the 2017 season.


Marlins lock down all five arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Marlins have tendered all five of their arbitration-eligible players, according to MLB.com on Tuesday. Those players include: closer Steve Cishek, reliever Mike Dunn, starter Nathan Eovaldi, infielder Casey McGehee and starter Henderson Alvarez.

Steve Cishek Ks two for save No. 39


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek struck out two and needed 13 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 6-4 win over the Phillies Thursday afternoon. Cishek has converted 39 of 43 save chances, with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 65 1/3 innings of relief.

Steve Cishek picks up 38th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek earned his 38th save Tuesday, giving up two hits and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 2-0 win over the Phillies.

Cishek had allowed just three hits in seven scoreless innings during September going into Tuesday, but despite surrendering multiple hits for the first time since Aug. 23, he still extended his scoreless streak to 10 innings. Cishek owns a 3.22 ERA and 82:21 K:BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings.


Steve Cishek earns 37th save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Marlins closer Steve Cishek secured his 37th save Wednesday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Mets.

Cishek has strung together eigth straight scoreless outings, striking out 13 and walking only two during that stretch. He owns a 3.27 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 81:21 K:BB ratio in 63 1/3 innings.


Steve Cishek settles down after early jam


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) A ninth-inning rally put Steve Cishek in position to notch his 35th save of the season, but initially, it looked like he might not take advantage of the opportunity. In Sunday's game in Philadelphia, Cishek started off the bottom of the ninth with a walk to Freddy Galvis and a single to Cody Asche, but he followed up with three straight strikeouts to seal the Marlins' 5-4 victory over the Phillies.

The scoreless inning lowered Cishek's ERA to 3.38.